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This weekend on State of Belief, how reporting on religion forever changed one man’s relationship to his faith. Former Los Angeles Times religion reporter William Lobdell joins Welton to discuss his new memoir Losing My Religion.  Plus, a new off-Broadway play explores the American evangelical experience and a look religion and politics in the governorship of Bobby Jindal.

After Bobby Jindal delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s address, many say he could be the new face of the GOP.  Jindal is also a devout Catholic who has signed off on anti-evolution legislation and who has close ties to religious conservatives in the Louisiana Family Forum.  Welton  speaks with New York Times national correspondent Adam Nossiter about religion and politics in Baton Rouge.

Plus, Welton shares his own thoughts on the recent stimulus package and what’s missing from our current approach to the economy.

Author William Lobdell discusses his new memoir Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America-and Found Unexpected Peace.

And, Welton speaks with writer/director Steven Cosson about his new play about Evangelical Christians in Colorado Spring, Colorado.  This Beautiful City is a production of the Civilians theater group. It is playing now at the Vineyard Theater in New York City.


Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.



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